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DeSean Jackson Among Four Buccaneers To Miss Practice

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after throwing for 417 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's win over New Orleans. He may be without one of his top targets when the Eagles come to town this weekend.

Former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who had five catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns, missed Wednesday's practice due to a concussion and a shoulder injury.

Further complicating things for Fitzpatrick is starting left tackle Donovan Smith (knee) and starting right guard Caleb Benenoch (knee) were both limited.

The defense came out of the win over the Saints much worse for wear. Starting cornerback Vernon Hargraves III was placed on Injured Reserve earlier in the day after injuring his shoulder in the game. The other starting corner, Brent Grimes, missed the Saints game with a groin injury and didn't practice Wednesday. Tampa Bay could potentially start two rookies at cornerback in Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart.

Starting right defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul also missed practice with a knee injury. He offered this analysis of his prospects for this Sunday.

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